A file system is the logical structure to organize (store, retrieve and update) data on a storage device.

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How can I know which file system is used for my internal storage?

I want to know whether my internal storage is formatted as exFAT, FAT32, ext4, etc. How can I tell? I run rooted Android 5.0, if it matters.
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cant mount /system as rw [duplicate]

I have a rooted Huawei P8. A few days after root every google related app stopped working. The problem is at the hosts file, it just wont let me edit it. Ive tried various file explorers, ES, FX, ...
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Does Android support the EXT (filesystem) for removable storage cards?

As the subject indicates, does Android support any of the Extended File Systems ("ext", "ext2", "ext3" and "ext4") for removable storage cards (such as Micro SDXC storage cards)? Android is a Linux-...
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Unable to delete a file in /data/data with root permissions

I own a Moto G which is in 5.0.2 with KK bootloader. An app created a folder in /data/data which sustains in the memory even after uninstallation of the app. I couldn't remove the folder in any way. ...
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XT1064 - 5.0.1 - Rooted - Issues with writing to /sdcard

I just rooted my Moto G 2014 XT1064 running 5.0.1. I used this article to do the root process: http://maktechblog.com/how-to-unlock-the-bootloader-and-root-the-motorola-moto-g-2nd-gen/#Root Which ...
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How to add files onto phone via sshdroid

I have SSHDroid installed on my phone, and I am currently able to download files from my phone with the following command: rsync -e 'ssh -p 2222' -avzh --progress root@192.168.1.141:/storage/self/...
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Why is moving images in gallery apps so slow?

QuickPic, F-Stop, Samsung's Gallery app - all are extremely slow at moving images from one folder to another, both on the same microSD card. Why is that? Moving a file within the same file system ...
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Corrupt SD card formatted as internal storage

So I'm on Marshmallow and have formatted my SD card as internal storage. Its filesystem got corrupt two weeks later for some reason. Plugging it to GParted, I see 16MB of FAT32 and the rest is an ...
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Corrupt Internal Storage File System

I am using an original RAZR that is partitioned using Safestrap running stock 4.1 on one partition and CM10.1 on the other. My problem is the internal storage (internal SD card I believe) partition ...
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Why is Android 5 corrupting my SD card (moving files to LOST.DIR or losing them)?

I've been using VFAT formatted SD cards for years to transfer files between devices (tablets, cameras, GPS, computers) under different OS (Linux, Windows, Symbian, Android) without, as I recall, any ...
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Best file system for an external SD card

I have a Galaxy S5 with Android 5 and got a new 64 GB SD card. What is the best file system for the SD card? FAT32 is not an option because I want files >4GB. Which file system offers the best ...
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How to create a file folder for use with Listen Audiobook player

I can't figure out how to use this Listen book player, I've Installed. First I see this. Hitting OK, I see this: I can't understand how to tell it where to find my books. I've downloaded one ...
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Where are all the folders associated with an application?

On Linux, a given package will typically install command-line binaries in /usr/bin, shareable, install-independent data in /usr/share, system-wide configuration files in /etc, and user-specific ...
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How can I view the Android internal partition table?

I've rooted my device, put it in recovery mode, and have linked it to PC by adb shell. How can I view the list of storage devices and partitions? Note: fdisk doesn't work.
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How to know the device's microSD card reader specifications?

In my opinion, for clarity and transparency before purchasing a device, it would be necessary that manufacturers clearly indicate on the data sheets of their devices more information about the device ...
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Where in the filesystem are settings saved? Namely ADB backup password

Where in the phone filesystem are settings saved? I've lost my ADB backup password and simply want to delete it. If it affects other settings that won't matter too much. I will be interfacing the ...
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When an app is moved to an external microSD card, to where is it moved? [duplicate]

In Android KitKat on many devices, it is simple to move an app to an external microSD card. It's as simple as Settings -> Apps -> [Select the app] -> Move to SD card. For apps whose manifest allows ...
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Replaced /system/bin/toolbox. How to I revert that?

I renamed the original /system/bin/toolbox" to "toolbox_alt". I replaced the file /system/bin/toolbox with a file that was supposed to work, but doesn't work at all. My filemanagers and the most ...
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Where to place temp files? (with file permissions)

I'm currently developing a Rooting method for my device. I want it to be possibly executed right from a Terminal emulator, as the default shell user (not root), so that it doesn't require a PC. The ...
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Check and fix SD card errors within Android itself?

Sometimes my SD card gets "corrupted" and this leads to many read/write errors. Usually, connecting the SD card to the windows 7 and selecting the "Error Checking" (Right click the drive > Tools > ...
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ePub files disappear after upgrade to Lollipop

I use my Galaxy Tab 4 mainly for reading, and so had a collection on of PDFs and epubs stored on the device. I connected it to wifi and it asked to upgrade from KitKat to Lollipop which I did. After ...
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Periodic filesystem checks are a very good idea. Do any major flagship devices ever do them automatically?

It's a very good idea for your OS to do periodic filesystem checks. Here's why. Microsoft program manager Kiran Bangalore writes that there are certain cases in which a filesystem can become ...
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How to resize the /data F2FS partition

I've wiped all partitions from my Motorola XT1040 with the TWRP recovery, and installed Cyanogen 13 on it. Then I run into problems when trying to enable Encryption. The phone just restarts and ...
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Difference between various prop files

In Android there are AFAIK 3 .prop files to store global properties: - /default.prop - /system/build.prop - /data/local.prop My question now is: What is the difference between these files? Does ...
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Internal memory (sdcard0) not writable - Android 4.3 - Xperia T (LT30p)

After a bootloop that I experienced after messing around with Android, I flashed a stock ROM to my LT30p using FlashTool. Everything went smoothly, except for the fact that I can't create files in ...
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Can't get path to /data/data/my_app/files [migrated]

I'm working on an app which stores small amounts of data in /data/data/my_app/files using this code: private void buildFileFromPreset(String fileName) { fileName = fileName.toLowerCase(); ...
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Why are my MP3 files not showing in Windows file browser?

I uploaded MP3 files in the Music folder on my Nexus 5 a few weeks ago. Today, I want to erase some of them to make space, but there are no files or folders showing in my Windows files browser when I ...
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Edited build.prop of HCl me sync 1.0

I recently rooted my HCl me sync 1.0(u3) and changed the build.prop to download some unsupported app. But when I rebooted the tab it stuck in a bootloop(with the screen orientation changed). I have a ...
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Where can I find the OTA update file?

I'm trying to locate the zip file that contains the OTA update for my Droid Bionic. Right now, its failing to update, and every time it fails it deletes the file and I need to re-download it (takes a ...
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How (where) do I browse to the /data/Tombstones (on the System Partition, I think)?

Trying to delete some files from my System partition. Someone suggested deleting /data/Tombstones (I.e., what's the Path to it so I can browse to it) Using Astro File manager I navigated from the ...
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Why file managers badly recognizes SD cards

If I am understanding well...file managers mostly title some part of file system as "SD card" despite the fact that it is not SD card, or even sometimes when the phone doesn't have a slot for SD card ...
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My /storage/emulated/0 and legacy can't execute scripts

All files in /storage/emulated/0 and /storage/emulated/legacy have permissions of -rw-rw---- and are owned by root and of the group sdcard_r. Even as root, if I do chmod 755 foo.bar it won't change ...
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I tried to send a large video file through whatsapp, it failed. miserably

I tried to send a rather large video file through whatsapp (4k, by accident). it was about 2.4GB's. However whatsapp goofed and duplicated the send (it was trying to send the file twice). So I ...
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Where does the top-level structure come from?

Most Android devices that I am aware of programmed to mount the system partition at /system. All partitions get mounted at folders underneath /. Looking at my device's /proc/mounts shows that rootfs, ...
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How to turn off the camera shutter sound on LG G2 mini?

Where is located the camera shutter sound file on LG G2 mini (Android 4.4.2)? Or how else to turn that annoying sound off? None of the solutions recommended in similar questions here does work. The ...
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What's the Android equivalent of /etc/fstab?

Sometimes I really wish they hadn't messed around with Linux so much! I know there's an /etc/fstab in there somewhere, but where? I'd like to mount some partitions with alternative filesystems (...
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System not seeing sd card data

The strangest thing happened. I was installing an app, and all of the sudden, the screen went black and wouldn't turn on. I just turned off the device, and when I turned back on, a lot of apps had ...
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Cannot find where Google Play Music stores downloaded files (different from similar posts)

About a year or two ago, I decided to use Google Play Music as my "cloud host", so I took all of my old music that I'd had sitting on my computer, and uploaded it to Google Play Music. This is all my ...
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Access settings outside of settings app without a root

Is there a file hidden somewhere in the internal storage that contains all the system setting preferences? I want to be able to access and modify this file (if it even exists) without rooting my ...
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How do the various tools to convert a system image to f2fs work?

Recently I've been trying to install a f2fs compatible rom to my old and slow nexus7. I got as far as flashing a new recovery image and reformatting the device partitions to the new file system, but ...
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Sony Xperia file system

Hope someone can help, I find it really annoying when posting pictures from my phone or tablet as there's no folder options, I have to scroll through every picture on my phone to find the one I want. ...
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What's the easiest way to sync music to my phone?

I'm now on CM13 (Android 6) and rsyncing in will not work due to permission errors (and the sudo command doesn't exist) So I ask you, are there any programs to sync my music across? I don't want to ...
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Installing app (“SMS Backup Restore”) on old Motorola Droid 2 (Android 2.3.3)

I've managed to get the upgraded Market app installed, but when I try to download the app, I get a 'Download unsuccessful, please try again.' after a few seconds of 'Starting download...'. Same thing ...
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How to prevent extra folders from being created in my external SD card?

I have an HTC desire 820s running on Kitkat 4.4.4. I have set phone storage as my default write disk in Settings. However, when I open ES file explorer, I always find that many folders named like ...
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Windows mount android file system

I want to edit some files on my phone but I can not access the root folder on my phone. I'm using a rooted Google Nexus 5 running Android 5.0. I can read/write to my /, and /system by Android's ES ...
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Where does Lollipop stores notification policy?

Unlike its predecessor Android versions which saves notification policy in the file /data/system/notification_policy.xml (the file which saves the package name of apps you've selected to stop giving ...
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/storage/emulated/legacy is read only :(

For some reason, no apps on my phone (including adb, after running su) can modify any files in any subdirectory of /storage. I also can't use my file manager on my computer to edit, create, or delete ...
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How to enable pip, QPython to write to Android filesystem?

I have been following this guide to install youtube-dl on my Android phone. http://www.arulraj.net/2015/11/download-any-videos-in-android-using-youtube-dl.html However, when downloading the videos, ...
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how to transfer a file from within system partition on android to desktop

background I'm developing an app that downloads files to the device.. some of these files are acting out and to trouble shoot I want to actually transfer these files to my (mac) desktop and go ...
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Can't remount /system in rw

I try desesperately to push an app with adb on the /system/app folder (to install the PlayStore on my low cost tablet). So i tried to remount the /system partition with root rights : mount -o ...